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The local branch of a United States-based conservation group has been angered by an American business news website's article that promotes the investment potential in the medicinal knowledge and plants in the Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community nation's rainforests, the English-language news website, DevSur, has reported. DevSur said the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) Suriname has questioned the article published last month, in which a columnist for MarketWatch, which is owned by Dow Jones and Company, said uncontacted tribes roam over potential investments in plant medicines in the Surinamese hinterland, in an apparent pitch to would-be investors.
On April 18, 2012, Miami-Dade County Health Department Environmental Supervisor Mr. Trevor Coke and Senior Epidemiologist Dr. Guoyan Zhang, were the proud recipients of the 2012 Florida International University's Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work Path Awards. Mr. Coke received the award in the Environmental and Occupational Health category and Dr. Zhang was recognized for his work in Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance.
Broward County has implemented a new program to simplify the enrollment and recertification processes for Ryan White Part A clients accessing HIV care and support services. Effective August 1, 2010, the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc., 915 Middle River Drive, Suite 111, Fort Lauderdale, will serve as a single point of entry for those receiving Ryan White Part A services in Broward County. Services offered under the new Ryan White Part A Centralized Intake and Eligibility Determination Program include: eligibility assessment benefit application assistance service referrals and information recertification. The program also provides information and referral services for those HIV-positive clients not eligible for Part A services.
Health Choice Network's Chief Information Officer Alejandro Romillo has been named top chief information officer in the annual Technology Leaders of the Year awards, hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Romillo was recognized for his achievements through his senior vice president position at Health Choice Network, work on several Boards and HIT initiatives, leadership on task forces and committees and role as CIO for more than 50 community health centers. He was specifically honored for helping to improve the meaningful use of the electronic health record in South Florida while raising the level and accessibility of health care for hundreds of thousands of underserved patients.
Catherine Mitchell has lived for 100 years. Born April 27, 1912, she celebrated her special day on April 27, 2012 with a birthday gathering at her Miami, Florida home. The great-great grandmother sat among family and friends with a smile that showed the wisdom and experiences of a life lived with joie de vivre.
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